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Conquer Cancer Foundation/Kidney Cancer Association Young Investigator Award Recipients


Henk Verheul, MD, PhD

“Combination antiangiogenesis and anticoagulatory therapy in patients with advanced renal cell cancer”

2006 Young Investigator Award


Patricia Tang, MD

“The Role of VEGF-A Signaling in Maintenance of the Glomerular Filtration Barrier and Blood Pressure”

2007 Young Investigator Award


Aymen Elfiky, MD

“Targeting Phosphoinositide 3-kinase in Renal Cell Cancer”

2008 Young Investigator Award


Kevin Courtney, MD, PhD

“Identification of activators of phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling in renal cell carcinoma as potential therapeutic targets; and Evaluation of signaling mechanisms involved in prostate cancer development and progression.”

2008 Young Investigator Award


Stephen Keefe, MD

“Predicting Response to Antiangiogenic Therapies in Renal Cell Carcinoma”

2009 Young Investigator Award


Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH

“Evaluation of cardiac glycoside, digoxin, as a novel inhibitor of Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1a and its target genes in tumor microenvironment.”

2010 Young Investigator Award


Thai Ho, MD, PhD

“The role of SETD2, a histone methyltransferase, in the development of renal cell carcinoma”

2011 Young Investigator Award


Martin Voss, MD

“Predictive Tissue Biomarkers for mTOR Inhibitors in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC).”

2012 Young Investigator Award


Eliezer Van Allen, MD

“Dissecting clinical resistance to PI3K inhibitors in PIK3CA or PTEN-mutant cancers”

2013 Young Investigator Award


Kathleen Mahoney, MD, PhD

“PD-L1 and a secretory variant in Renal Cell Carcinoma”

2014 Young Investigator Award


Matthew Campbell, MD

“Enhancing therapeutic efficacy in metastatic renal cell carcinoma by combining immune check point blockade with cryoablation.”

2015 Young Investigator Award


Raj Gopal, MD, PhD

“Mitochondrial Profiling in Kidney Cancer”

2016 Young Investigator Award​